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West Ham United: ExWHUemployee reveals Craig Dawson has been playing with injections

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ExWHUemployee has revealed that West Ham United defender Craig Dawson has needed injections to get through most of the season. 

With key men such as Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen both fitness doubts for the club’s upcoming knockout stage Europa League clash with Sevilla this week, much focus is on those two players for now.

However, one man who has had to play through the pain barrier for most of the season has been Dawson. Indeed, while talking on The West Ham Way podcast, Ex outlined his understanding of the Englishman’s situation.

Speaking about Bowen’s current injury status, he said: “There is a dilemma of whether you give him pain injections to get through the game.”

Before adding: “You know, Dawson, for example, has been playing on those pretty much most of the season.”

TIF thoughts on Craig Dawson and West Ham…

Considering the obvious pain he must be carrying into each game, it’s quite remarkable that Dawson has managed to play in all but three of West Ham’s Premier League matches so far this season.

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It remains unclear as to what specific issue Dawson currently has, but according to Transfermarkt, he hasn’t missed any football for West Ham through injury since joining, and his last absence came for Watford in 2019 due to a head injury.

With the availability of key men such as Rice and Bowen still in doubt for Thursday’s game, manager David Moyes will likely be relieved to know that he can almost certainly rely on Dawson to at least make himself available.

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